Based on this:

The idea here that this is obviously wrong because there are better ways to do this. So, what ways are there?

Disclaimer: This topic is just meant as discussion, I know several answers, just wondering what others come up with.

Based on this:

The idea here that this is obviously wrong because there are better ways to do this. So, what ways are there?

Disclaimer: This topic is just meant as discussion, I know several answers, just wondering what others come up with.

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Easiest way would be to use the modulus operator:

```
const isEven = num => num%2 === 0;
isEven(199)
// false
isEven(200)
// true
```

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What he said. Time tested method. Divide by two and if thereâs a remainder, itâs odd.

yep, I agree modulo - in phpâŚ

fmod(x,y) returns 0 if no remainder

so divide by 2

so fmod(10, 2) returns 0

whereas

fmod(7, 2) returns 1

and since itâs just a discussion I guess any string resulting from a division by 2, if the result was even would only contain 0s after the â.â or no â.â at all

however I am not sure what happens with 0 as one of the arguments - is 0 an odd number or even ?

Just for fun, apparently if it is a whole number (not a decimal) if the last digit is 0,2,4,6 or 8 then it is even, any other digit and itâs odd

so even without a calculator âŚ

12345678901234567890 is even, but

12345678901234567891 is odd

just check the last digit !

You might want to define âevenâ and âoddâ as, at least on the internet, there seems to be some debate.

how can there be debate about this? they are clearly defined mathematical concepts

Letâs go with

even = integer that can be divided exactly by 2

odd = integer that can not be divided exactly by 2

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Okay, so integers only, positive and negative allowed, how about this in php:

```
function isEven ($n)
{
if (gettype ($n) != "integer") return false;
return (($n & 1) == 0) ? 1 : 0;
}
```

Edit: I donât know why my brain turned the question into checking if a number is even rather than odd, but the switch isâŚ apparent.

Using the venerable isOdd package:

```
const isOdd = require('is-odd');
console.log(isOdd('1')); //=> true
console.log(isOdd('3')); //=> true
console.log(isOdd(0)); //=> false
console.log(isOdd(2)); //=> false
```

Before you knock it, bear in mind that it has 483k weekly downloadsâŚ

Here is how the experts do it: https://github.com/jonschlinkert/is-odd/blob/master/index.js

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In PHP.

```
if($n & 1){}
```

If itâs `true`

, itâs odd.

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In python you can write it as

Odd=numbers which are not divisible by 2

Program Solution

```
x=input("enter any number")
if(x/2!=0);
print("number is odd")
else
print("number is even")
```

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*Really* inefficient, but works too :

```
function isOdd($n): bool {
while ($i >= 0) {
$i -= 2;
}
return $i === -1;
}
```

Fun with Php

```
<?php
$arr = range(3,9000,2);
$num = 9;
if (in_array($num, $arr)){
echo "Num is odd";
}
```

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Oh, oh, generators!

```
<?php
function isOdd($i) {
if ($i === 0) { return false; }
$sign = $i > 0 ? 1 : -1;
$oddNumberGenerator = function() use ($sign) {
$i = $sign; // start at -1 when $i is positive, at 1 when $i is negative
while (true) {
$i += $sign * 2; // add 2 when $i is positive, substract 2 when $i is negative
yield $i;
}
};
foreach ($oddNumberGenerator() as $oddNumber) {
if ($i === $oddNumber) { return true; }
if ($i === $oddNumber + 1) { return false; }
}
}
```

Itâs *horribly* ineffecient. Just deciding whether `99999999`

is odd takes 10 seconds on https://repl.it/languages/php

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Wait, wait, how bout this?

```
<?php
$num =216259;
$x = substr($num, -1);
if ($x == 1 || $x == 3 ||$x == 5 || $x == 9){
echo 'Num is odd';
}
```

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Or this

```
function isOdd($i) {
return substr((string) ($i / 2), -2) === '.5';
}
```

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You didnât specify which programming language. In many languages, the likely most efficient method would be to use a bitwse operator. For example, in Javascript, like so:

```
const isOdd = value & 1
```

Here weâre ANDing the value with 1, which will return 1 (truthy) if and only if the right-hand bit of value is also 1. Odd values have that right-hand bit set while even values (and zero) donât.

And then of course using recursion:

```
function isOdd (value) {
return value !== 0 && (value === -1 || isOdd(Math.abs(value) - 2))
}
```

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